Saturday, November 26, 2016

Jill Stein on Fidel Castro

From Paste Magazine:
PASTE: While I have you here, I just wanted to get your reaction to Fidel Castro’s death.

STEIN: It feels like the passing of an era of incredible struggle and he certainly represented the struggle against empire right across the water. Throughout the Caribbean, there’s been an incredible struggle — whether you live in Haiti or in Cuba or even much of the rest of South America, there’s been a great struggle for social justice and it’s been very difficult.

Castro was in many ways the face of that movement, which continues to this day.
Interesting to know that sympathy for Communist movements and regimes, which off-and-on tainted liberalism all during the 20th century, is still around.

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Blogger CS said...

Interesting to know that sympathy for Communist movements and regimes, which off-and-on tainted liberalism all during the 20th century, is still around.

Well Fidel was a jolly good liberal in many ways, was he not? He, after all, is the only person to make concrete the plan of liberal moralist, Jeremy Bentham, for a prison, the Panopticon, in which every inmate would be under observation 24/7.

Today, of course, the more advanced liberal jurisdictions maintain every citizen, convicted or otherwise, under observation more or less 24/7 via near universally distributed video surveillance systems, airport X-ray machines, and Internet activity monitoring by the NSA and other such agencies.

So really, what is the difference between a Commie and an American liberal these days? Respect for the verdict of the people as expressed by the outcome of an election is not a distinguishing characteristic, to judge by the insincerity of the Clintonites to sincerely acknowledge defeat in the recent election.

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